I tend to write my books on my blog. I do this for various reasons, one of which is that I desire input, questions, and suggestions from readers. The following posts are from my book When God Pled Guilty, which is an examination of how to understand the violent actions of God in the Old Testament in light of Jesus Christ, and especially, Jesus Christ dying for His enemies on the cross.
So read through the posts below, and join the conversation on each post. Also, invite others to read these posts by using the sharing buttons at the bottom, because many people struggle with how to understand the violence of God in the Bible.
When God Pled Guilty
- Introduction: God is Guilty
Theories on the Violence of God in the Old Testament
- Common Solutions to the Problem of Violence in the Old Testament
- God, Violence, and Atheism
- Allegorical Genocide
- Is God Bipolar?
- God-Inspired Error
- The Kingdom of God vs. The Kingdom of God
- Divine Accommodation to Violence
- Bible Violence is Exaggerated
- Sometimes Death is Merciful
My Proposal for Understanding the Violence of God in the Old Testament
- Descriptions of a Violent God are Inspired and Inerrant
- Jesus Rules
- Read the Bible Backwards
- Jesus Reveals Israel
- Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?
- Destroy the Devil’s Work
- Cruciform God
- The Love and Horror of the Cross
- Jesus Became Sin for Us
- A Proposal About the Violence of God in the Old Testament
- A Light at the End of the Theological Tunnel
- All War in Holy War
- Is God a Murderer?
- Satan Casts out Satan
- How Satan Uses Religion to Cast out Satan
- In Killing Jesus, Satan Cast out Satan
- Why God Appears Violent in Scripture
- God as a Divine Scapegoat
- Jesus as a Divine Scapegoat
- When the Fullness of Time Had Come
- God is Not Angry With You
- Why I Would Have Killed Jesus
- We are Of Our Father, the Devil
- God Takes on Our Violence
- God Pleads Guilty
- God the Sin Bearer
- God is NOT Violent
- Is God Lying about Violence in the Old Testament?
- Let the Condemned God Die
- Violence of God and the Love of Jesus
- God Asks for our Forgiveness
Theological Chaos Theory
- Chaos Theory and Violent Scriptures
- God’s Policy of Non-Intervention
- God is Not Absent
- Why Nature is Destructive
- Storms are Not From God
- Incarnation of God in the Old Testament
- God Appears Guilty; Just Like Jesus
- Incarnation of God in the Violence of Israel
- Satan seeks only to Destroy
- God Sometimes Withdraws Protection
- Bloody Jesus
The Violence of the Flood
- Is the Flood a Beautiful Story about Rainbows?
- Translations of Genesis 6:13
- Context of Genesis 6-8 and the flood
- The Flood and ANE Cosmology
- How Genesis 8:21 reveals God’s Purpose in the Flood
- The Flood According to Job 22:15-18
- The Flood According to Isaiah 54:7-9
- The Flood According to Jesus (Matthew 24)
- The Flood According to 2 Peter 2:5-7
- God Takes Responsibility for the Flood
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Miscellaneous Posts on the Violence of God in Scripture
- The Violence of God and Evil
- Did Jesus Condemn People? No!
- John Piper on the Violence of God
- Is God Lying About His Involvement in Violence?
- Comparing God with Hitler
- Is God a Psychotic Mass Murderer who Drowns Babies?
- Where is Jesus in “The Bible”?